“We haven’t picked a side.”
Even I can be surprised at the ineptitude of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. It’s true that no-one can describe Labour’s position re. Brexit. It’s ten months on from the EU Referendum, Brexit is the greatest political issue since Suez at least, and no-one’s any the wiser where the Opposition is. You might assume that it’s simply a matter of poor communication resulting from the generally chaotic office of the party leader, and that deep down there’s a Brexit policy somewhere. Even I thought that might be the case, but no.
The Shadow Foreign Secretary went on BBC’s Newsnight last night, where Evan Davis asked her where Labour stands on Brexit, given that the Tories and LibDems are very clear. Her actual response: “We haven’t picked a side.” The video’s here.
Some might suspect that people like me laugh at the Labour Party because we dislike it. This is not the case. We laugh at it because HM Opposition is genuinely, staggeringly, laughable.